The Osage wrestling team has had a busy holiday break. At the beginning of break, we traveled to Buffalo to wrestle Buffalo, West Plains and Reeds Spring the Boys varsity won each of their matchups, while the girls winning several matches, won the Reeds Springs match and were outnumbered against West Plains and Buffalo and lost those duals.
The team worked together in community outreach and adopted three families for the holiday season. We prepared food boxes and wrapped gifts for the families. The parcels were delivered just before Christmas by our devoted school social worker.
Next, the team invited the Missouri Army National Guard to test us with some physical fitness training. The team participated in taking the new Army Basic Combat Fitness Test administered by National Guard staff and area recruiters. The kids had a great time challenging themselves to reach each minimum fitness goals.
As the calendar moved into the new year so did the wrestling Indians. We traveled to Hallsville on Jan 2nd to compete against Hallsville and Boonville. The Osage tribe made a clean sweep of the night pummeling Boonville and Hallsville on both the boys and girls sides on the Varsity brackets.
The last event on our list before heading back into the classroom was on Friday and Saturday as our Girls Varsity took the mat for the nationally recognized Wonder Woman Classic held at Battle High in Columbia, Mo. The ladies all wrestled to their best ability against a very strong all girls, all class field of opponents from across the State. Shining stars from the Indians after 2 days of wresting out of 84 teams and 64 woman brackets. Abbey Cordia made it to the Championship round and finished as runner-up. Other bright spot in the team was Cammy Walters who wrestled into the consolation rounds the second day and ended her weekend one match from the place rounds. The team finished 36th overall, ahead of all the lake area schools and behind primarily larger schools from the Kansas City and St Louis area.